Candice T. Stanfield-Wiswell

Candice T. Stanfield-Wiswell

Candice T. Stanfield-Wiswell

Graduate Teaching Assistant

Time Perception, Numerosity, Attention, Memory, Psychophysics

In Spring 2023, Candice (she/her) graduated with a Ph.D. in Psychology with a concentration in Cognitive & Behavioral Neuroscience at George Mason University, where she conducted research in Dr. Martin Wiener’s spatial, temporal, action, representation (STAR) lab. Her dissertation focused on better understanding how numerical magnitudes and contextual mechanisms in study design parameters differentially alter our ability to perceive time.

While attending Mason, she received Assistantships, Research Fellowships, and a Dissertation Completion Grant to fund her work. Her work included elucidating the neural mechanisms involved in human time and space perception, and magnitude processing as a pathway to understanding how we perceive and interact with our environment. In the lab, she used a variety of cognitive neuroscience tools, and combinations of methods to enhance their insight power: eye tracking, transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), electroencephalography (EEG), functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI), psychophysics, and behavioral measures.

Before attending Mason, she graduated with an M.A. in Psychology Research from Texas State University where she also taught Research Methods as a full-time Lecturer of Psychology for a year before starting her Ph.D. Her passion for psychological research began as an undergraduate at Northern Kentucky University, where she graduated Cum Laude with a B.A. in Psychology while minoring in Philosophy. While at NKU, she was inducted into the international honor societies for psychology (Psi Chi) and philosophy (Phi Sigma Tau).

Selected Publications

Published as C. T. Stanfield and C. T. Stanfield-Wiswell

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Stanfield-Wiswell, C. T.,  & Wiener, M. (In Preparation). The effect of an unexpected modality on time reproduction: Clock speed or memory mixing?

Mioni, G., Shelp, A., Stanfield-Wiswell, C. T., Gladhill, K. A., Bader, F., & Wiener, M. (2020). Modulation of individual alpha frequency with tACS shifts time perception. Cerebral Cortex Communications1(1), tgaa064.

Stanfield-Wiswell, C. T., & Wiener, M. (2019). State-dependent differences in the frequency of TMS-evoked potentials between resting and active states. bioRxiv Preprint. doi:10.1101/614826v4

Trujillo, L. T., Stanfield, C. T., & Vela, R. D. (2017). The effect of electroencephalogram (EEG) reference choice on statistical measures of the complexity and integration of EEG signals. Frontiers in Neuroscience, 11, 1-22. doi: 10.3389/fnins/2017.004252

Stanfield, C. T. (2016). Context-dependent top-down influences supersede object location in visual attention (Unpublished master's thesis). Texas State University, San Marcos, TX.

Stanfield, C. T., Hogan, D., Goddard, P., Ginsburg, H. J., & Ogletree, S. M. (2015). The inexplicable sex differences: A proposed new paradigm of implicit cognitive systems. Journal of Social Sciences Research, 9, 1765-1779.

Mogull, S. A., & Stanfield, C. T. (2015, July). Current use of visuals in scientific communication. In Professional Communication Conference (IPCC), 2015 IEEE International (pp. 1-6). IEEE. doi: 10.1109/IPCC.2015.7235818

Courses Taught

PSYC 417 - Science of Well-Being

PSYC 415 - Psychological Factors in Aging

PSYC 317 - Cognitive Psychology

PSYC 301 - Research Methods in Psychology (lecture)

PSYC 301 - Research Methods in Psychology (lab)


Ph.D., Psychology: Cognitive & Behavioral Neuroscience, George Mason University, 2023

M.A., Psychological Research, Texas State University, 2016

B.A. (Cum Laude) Major in Psychological Science // Minor in Philosophy, Northern Kentucky University, 2013

Recent Presentations

Presentations while attending George Mason University

Vision Sciences Society Annual Meeting (2022): St. Pete Beach, Florida, USA

Neuroscience Conference (2018): Society for Neuroscience (SfN), San Deigo, California, USA

    • Poster presentation: TMS-evoked oscillations in human cortical circuits: A search for natural frequencies

Annual Neurosymposium (2018): Students in Neuroscience & Neuroscience Graduate Student Organization research conference, George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia, USA

    • Poster presentation: TMS-evoked oscillations in human cortical circuits: A search for natural frequencies

In the Media

News article: "COVID-19's impact felt by researchers"

  • Interviewed by Dr. Stephen Ramos, who served as the 2020-2022 health psychology representative to the APA Science Student Council.